The attacks of September 11th dominated headlines across the country and even in some places overseas. Here in Alaska, local and state news became irrelevant compared to the tragedy on the East Coast. KTOO’s newscasts, a staple of Morning Edition programming every weekday morning, took a backseat to national network programming. The day after September 11th, however, we were able to air at least one local newscast.
- The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning until Saturday morning for Mendenhall River and surrounding area.
- Large projects can often be contentious, and two of the most debated state projects in the past few years have been the Knik Arm Crossing and the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project.
- Gov. Bill Walker announced an additional $10 million cut to the University of Alaska.
- The largest share of that cut is to the account the state uses to partially reimburse local governments for school bonds.